cover image The Christmas Tree Fairy

The Christmas Tree Fairy

Marion Rose, , illus. by Jason Cockroft. . Bloomsbury, $15.95 (32pp) ISBN 978-1-58234-668-7

Magic of all sorts takes flight in this picture-book fantasy. Young Meredith wishes she could fly like a real fairy. And it looks like that just might happen on "one dark Christmas night," when Meredith helpfully retrieves the Christmas tree fairy's wand, which has fallen from a high branch to the floor. But when her good deed is rewarded by three fairy wishes, the heroine does not choose the most obvious. Girls in the dress-up and tiara phase will likely be the biggest audience for this sparkly tale and its attendant luminescent artwork, infused with glittery fairy dust. Ages 4-8. (Oct.)